My soul is now her day, my day her night, So I lie down, and so I rise.
Already old, the question Who shall die? Becomes unspoken Who is innocent?
In the tight belly of the dead, Burrow with hungry head, And inlay maggots like a jewel.
The doctor punched my vein, the captain called me Cain, upon my belly sat the sow of fear.
Lastly, his tomb shall list and founder in the troughs of grass. And none shall speak his name.
Poetry is innocent, not wise. It does not learn from experience, because each poetic experience is unique.
The body, what is it, Father, but a sign To love the force that grows us, to give back What in Thy palm is senselessness and mud?
The good poet sticks to his real loves, those within the realm of possibility. He never tries to hold hands with God or the human race.
The good poet sticks to his real loves, to see within the realm of possibility. He never tries to hold hands with God or the human race.
But with exquisite breathing you smile, with satisfaction of love, And I touch you again as you tick in the silence and settle in sleep.